KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBB. Pale red color with lace. Nice orange-cherry nose, caramel. Great malt flavor, bread, cherry, grains, with lovely hop bitterness. Dry and fruity with some esters. Good stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Craft Beer Base on their 1 year anniversary. Itís a beer Ai helped brew up at Bairdís Brewery. Apparently, itís named after the Oyodo neighborhood where CBB is located and she chose a red ale to reflect a passion for craft beer. It poured a cloudy golden brown, not really red so it kind of wasnít what I was expecting. It had a citrus & tropical fruit aroma with a mild funk. The taste is like an intriguing IPA, fruit then citrus, then pine & an astringeant bitter finish. Pretty good but it doesnít really look or taste like a red ale, more like a pale ale...